In an acknowledgement of both longevity and financial success, Applebridge Family was awarded ‘Business of the Year’ title at this year’s Business IQ Awards. This honour comes as a testament to our sustained commitment to excellence and innovation over a remarkable decade in business.

The Business IQ Awards are known for spotlighting standout achievements in the North East business community. Securing such an accolade serves as a significant nod to organisations that not only show robust financial records but also embody the principles of leadership, sustainability, and employee welfare.

Reflecting on the award, Donny Hughes,  Founder & CEO of Applebridge, shared his thoughts:

“This recognition from the Business IQ Awards as ‘Business of the Year’ means a lot to us. It’s a reflection not just of our success but of the hard work and dedication of our entire team over the last ten years. This award is for everyone at Applebridge who helped turn our vision into reality.”

Business of the Year 2024


We’re thrilled to announce that the Applebridge Family has been honoured with the ‘Commitment to Employee and Training Development’ award at the Generation4Change Awards 2024

At Applebridge, we believe in the power of education and opportunity. Our involvement with local schools and colleges to promote careers within construction is part of our commitment to reshaping the image of our industry. We aim to open doors for the next generation, showing them the potential and opportunities a career in construction can offer.

Our equal opportunities policy and our “speak-out” forum are crucial tools in our endeavour to create an inclusive and supportive environment. These platforms ensure every voice is heard and valued, contributing to our vibrant company culture and an impressive 85% staff retention rate. It’s clear that our focus on people not only enriches our team’s professional lives but also makes Applebridge a great place to work.

Andy Ray, our Group Operations Director, commented “Winning this award is a proud moment for all of us at Applebridge. It reflects our ongoing commitment to our team’s growth and development. Every day, we see the positive impacts of investing in our people, and this accolade from Generation4Change is wonderful recognition of our team’s hard work and dedication.”

Thank you to all our employees, whose hard work and dedication make all this possible!


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